Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stamping Bella Blog Hop Loveybella and Calliope Ketto Cards and Raise the Bar Challenge #5 - Be Mine Forever

Welcome to the Love Me Do Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you didn't start from the beginning, please start at Emily's blog. If you get lost or there are broken links, please click here to see the whole list of participants.

Today I'm doing double duty. This week's challenge at Raise the Bar is to use a stamp/set that you will never ever ever ever give up or sell. Well, if you don't know me very well, I own EVERY Bella. I love and adore them...so it was very fitting, lol.

Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Stamps: Stamping Bella, sentiment is PTI
Rhinestones, Prima Flowers, PTI Buttons, MM Heart Brads, Crystal Stickles, and Copics


I think I've only used this Bella once before. But Calliope is my favorite Ketto of all and I tend to use her quite a bit more. I decided to finally play with the ribbon ruffles and I love how it turned out! I may have to do this more on my cards.

Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Stamps: Stamping Bella, sentiment is PTI
PTI Buttons, Nestabilities, Copics, Crystal Stickles, CTMH Ribbon, Rhinestones, and MS Border Punch


How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Friday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to my dear friend {Arlene}.

65 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards as always and as always perfectly colored.

    Your right about never giving up the Bella's, just a few more to go and I'll have all of them too, it's an addiction.

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  2. Your cards are fab especially the second one! Love what you did with the ribbons and buttons!

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  3. Fantastic cards, Sparkle! I love what you did with the second one. The ruffles are fabulous! And I see you own what looks like the Martha Stewart border punch that I really, really like, but can't find in any store around here.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Both are just so pretty. You have such a good eye for colour.

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  5. I love what you did with the ribbon!
    Excellent coloring and color choices.

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  6. Both great cards Sparkle! Of course I love Bella, but that Ketto is too cute! Love that ribbon ruffle technique. I'll have to give that a try sometime.

    Can't wait to see all the fabulous cards along the hop. I signed up too late this time, so I'm just an observer this time. :(

    Happy Saturday!

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  7. Beautiful Sparkle! I LOVE the ruffled ribbon, and of course the coloring is fantastic as always!
    Lisa

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  8. Oh Sparkle both of these are so gorgeous!

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  9. Thes are BOTH wonderful! Love the ruffled ribbon treatment!!!

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  10. simple beautiful Sparkle. I love the buttons in the second card, and the coloring is just amazing!

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  11. What beautiful cards! I don't own every Bella, but I surely wouldn't part with any of mine!

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  12. I love the detailing! All the elements pull the card together nicely!

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  13. Gorgeous Sparkle!!! LOVE all the patterned papers you combined and the red stitching!

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  14. Love both of your cards! The distressing looks great on your first card and I love the green, glittery wings and ribbon ruffle on the second!

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  15. Great cards! Fabulous use of elements, fun detailing and bright happy colors.

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  16. both of these cards are amazing! I LOVE that ketto card, the scrunched ribbon is the perfect touch. :)

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  17. Love them both! I was playing around with the ruffle this week too, just need to practice a little more! LOL Have a great weekend!

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  18. Both of these cards are stunning! I especially love the ketto: that ribbon is fantastic!!

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  19. You can rock a bella card like no one else!!! Wonderful cards.

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  20. Sparkle - you rock! Thanks for inspiring as usual!

    Em

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  21. Beautiful! I just love your color combinations!

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  22. wow. I am amazed that is very cool..love that Ketto

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  23. Both of these cards are adorable!! I don't think I could ever give up my bella's either.

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  24. Fabulous cards! I especially love the second one with the awesome ribbon treatment and all of those buttons!! GREAT work!

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  25. I LOVE your AMAZING creations!!!! You always bring inspiration!!!

    Also LOVE the blog banner!!! TFS!!!

    Jodi

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  26. Gorgeous!! Love the way you combined the papers.

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  27. Super-Dee-Licious cards! Wow, I just love everything about both of them and simply *adore* the buttons & stitching!

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  28. Oh girl, these are AMAZING, I love them.

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  29. They are both so pretty , Sparkle! Love what you did with the ribbon! Now, where can I get a little red dress like that. More importantly, where can I get Bella's body? LOL

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  30. Both cards are fabulous, dahling! Pure eye candy!

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  31. Ooooooh! I love the colors, the stitching, the ribbon, the buttons, EVERYTHING! LOL :)

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  32. How bright and colorful! Great cards!!

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  33. Love both of your cards! Great layouts!

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  34. Wow, such amazing details, love your cards

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  35. Love them both Sparkle, but esp your second one!
    I finally got my hands on some Sugar Rush - can't wait to play! So much pretty paper, so little time....
    Cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  36. This card OOOZES sweetness! I love this one, I'm not sure if I have her or not? Better go check, I may need to place an order, lool!

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  37. I totally Calliope is the best of all Ketos! Your card is so fantastic with that awesome ribbon technique I have yet to try. Beth

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  38. Both your cards are amazing. Love the colors in each one.
    JoAnn

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  39. Adorable cards Sparkle!!!

    blessings, Maria

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  40. Love the distressing on the 1st card. Fab layouts and great coloring on both. Love the buttons!

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  41. Gorgeous cards!! I too love the distressing!!

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  42. Wow! Look at these amazing cards!

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  43. Both of your cards are very pretty Sparkle! I love them both!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  44. Love both of them. So bright and pretty.

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  45. Both cards are great. I love the kettos

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  46. Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the Calliope card the best. The color combo, ribbon ruffle and layout are totally rad. ....yes, I said "rad". Lol!

    Happey Valentine's Day!

    <3 Jenn

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  47. Sparkle, these are amazingly gorgeous!! I love your layouts and your coloring is awesome too! :-)Traci

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  48. fabbie cards....you've been busy with blog hops!

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  49. WOw - both of these cards are awesome!!!

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  50. WOW oh WOW! Both of the cards are just amazing! I love' em both! The colors you used on the Bella card are beautimus and I love ribbons and lace on the Ketto card =)

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  51. Wow, tons of amazing details on your cards. Love everything about them. Your whole blog is eye candy! Wow!

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Love, Sparks